WSVN Falsely Reported Ray Allen Signed With the Heat Last Night Thanks to Fake Twitter Account
Belkys Nerey alerted viewers of a "NEWS ALERT" (complete with big, gaudy graphics) shortly after the start of the 11 o'clock newscast and cut to sports reporter Mike DiPasquale. While it is indeed true that Ray Allen is currently in town holding talks with the Heat, there's been no announcement made as to whether he plans to take his talents to South Beach or stick with the Boston Celtics so far. DiPasquale however excitedly reported that he had chosen the Heat, and credited Yahoo! Sports.
Except, Yahoo! Sports reported no such thing. Though, a parody account of Yahoo! Sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski did report the news according to Deadspin, and the station apparently ran with it both on air and Twitter.
Later in the night they issued this Tweet:
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